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I'm not sure how to describe this game. It's an oldschool oldschool point-and-click game.

I think I would have liked this back in the day, but these days I find a bunch of the mechanics and gameplay too frustrating to deal with.

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This is not (yet?) in development, but is something I will keep an eye on.

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http://emberthegame.com/

The spiritual successor to Firefall

  • Crowdfunded with small step milestones
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • A shooter first, with great movement, guns and abilities. Skill matters. Progression is horizontal, opening up more options, abilities, and gameplay
  • Mining and gathering resources with the aid of huge, autonomous mechs. Resources matter, and finding and gathering them is fun
  • Build and customize your own "omniframe" suit and weapons system. Customize them to your unique needs and the role you want to fulfill
  • Sandbox world. Terraform the planet over time, create pockets of habitable areas and build refineries, defenses, and bases of operation
  • Play a simulated world, with dynamic events. Go anywhere, do anything. Events will unfold around you as you play -- perhaps even war

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DO NOT BUY. DO NOT TRY.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/275850/
http://no-mans-sky.com/

Explore, survive, gather and trade while making your way to the galactic core.

Every single described goal of this game has failed. It is a bad flight-simulator, with bad crafting, bad technology, and bad survival mechanics. It is set on procedurally generated planets so vast that nothing matters, in a procedurally-generated universe so vast that nothing matters. What's worse is that it is so godawfully crowded with hand-holding that it becomes both easy and repetitive. Being ugly and with abysmal performance, it's not even an exploration time-waster.

Perhaps in some years they will change/fix many of its issues, but I believe it has a fundamental casualness to it that anchors its core gameplay problems. This is not a game made for gamers.

2017-05-07 update: I tried it again, and it just isn't worth it. If its graphics were the same as before (they're busted now) then maybe. I have another video card but I'm not going to swap things around or fiddle with installing an old version of my card's drivers. I just don't want to bother any more.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://twistedtreegames.com/proteus/

Open-world exploration.

It's like an even crappier-graphics Minecraft, only with nothing to do. At first I thought it was quirky and interesting, but for some reason I got lifted in the air and after a long, long, while the game ended. I redid things, and this happened the second time too.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/99900/
http://www.spiralknights.com/

A top-down action fighting semi-roleplaying game.

I played quite a bit of it until early 2015. Spiral Knights is an exceptional game, but unfortunately as of the last time I played it, it lacks balance and so it lacks variety.

This is an exception to Java sucks, therefore everything made with Java sucks.

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(on Wikipedia)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/301520/
http://robocraftgame.com/

Build and fight with robot vehicles.

I played a bit of it, and it was interesting but didn't really do it for me.

They won't stop spamming me. Their mailing list unsubscription doesn't work for me.